Blue Generation

A new generation aware of the importance of the ocean.

Our goal

The Oceano Azul Foundation will set up a plan and will work with the relevant authorities to introduce ocean’s themes in the school curriculum of all children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal, creating a new generation more aware of the importance of the ocean and its fragile condition.

Initiative status
Stage 1 : Proposal
Initiative keywords
  • Children
  • Learning
  • Ocean
  • Portugal
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Target

Children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal.

Impact

A new program introduced in primary school in Portugal.

Description

This program is a key feature of the whole action plan. It envisages to bring ocean literacy to all children, resident in Portugal, with a special focus on the group between the ages 5 to 9 years old, creating a new blue generation.

This Program is to be developed in partnership with DG Education in Portugal and with the Education Ministry and the goal is to bring knowledge about the ocean and the importance of the ocean to our life on earth to children in school.

There are several initiatives under consideration, including training courses for teachers, developing contents and learning materials and also support to water sports in schools.

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August 27, 2020
KIKAS JOINS JOANA SCHENKER AND FRANCISCO LUFINHA AS OCEANÁRIO DE LISBOA AND THE OCEANO AZUL FOUNDATION’S NEW OCEAN LEADER Professional athlete Frederico ‘Kikas’ Morais, the only Portuguese to compete in the World Surf League Championship and the first to join the Olympic team, is Oceanário de Lisboa and Oceano Azul Foundation’s most recent ‘Ocean Leader’. [...]
June 13, 2020
Nuno Vieira Matias (1939-2020) The Oceano Azul Foundation would like to show its deepest sympathies for the loss its Trustee, Almirante Vieira Matias. A member of the Board of the Foundation since its inception, he will always be remembered for his leadership skills, for his integrity and his courage. His unmatched personality and constant support deeply marked the Foundation. [...]
June 8, 2020
ANP | WWF & Oceano Azul Foundation for a Blue Economic Recovery in Portugal Declaration for a Blue Economy Recovery Lisbon, 8 June, 2020 – On this year's World Oceans Day, ANP|WWF and Oceano Azul Foundation launched the Declaration for a Blue Economy, defending the importance of the Ocean to be considered an integral part of a just and sustainable economic recovery for Portugal. In the Declaration, ANP|WWF and [...]